The Greek Minister of Finance, Yiannis Stournaras and the leader of the main opposition SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, had an intense argument in Parliament on Friday morning, after the opposition leader posed a question to the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras about the recent banking scandals.
Stournaras answered that there is still a lot to be done and spoke of “an unprecedented purge“ which is “in progress in all sectors.” Stournaras claimed that his goal is to ensure that the Greek banks are gradually released from the Financial Stability Fund while the government also intends to increase bank audits.
Tsipras stated that although the Greek people are suffering, the primary goal of the government is to ensure that the banks make a profit. “The Greek people are on their knees so that the banks continue to profit.” Furthermore he said that while other European countries try to ensure public interests, “plundering prevails in Greece.”
The leader of the opposition accused Stournaras and the government of being completely dependent on the German Minister of Finances’ orders and “desires,” regarding debt negotiations.